Stepping Stones

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Jen is used to not getting what she wants. So suddenly moving to the country and getting new stepsisters shouldn't be too much of a surprise.

Jen did not want to leave the city. She did not want to move to a farm with her mom and her mom's new boyfriend, Walter. She did not want to leave her friends and her dad.

Most of all, Jen did not want to get new "sisters," Andy and Reese.

If learning new chores on Peapod Farm wasn't hard enough, then having to deal with perfect-at-everything Andy might be the last straw for Jen. Besides cleaning the chicken coop, trying to keep up with the customers at the local farmers' market, and missing her old life, Jen has to deal with her own insecurities about this new family . . . and where she fits in.

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    Stepping Stones Reviews

  • Billie

    This was, at times, incredibly painful to read. Walter was borderline, if not straight out, emotionally abusive toward Jen and everyone made excuses for him. There was a lot of "Oh, that's just how he...

  • Julie Ehlers

    Stepping Stones is the completely adorable story of Jen, a girl who, after her parents' divorce, is obliged to move with her mother and her mother's boyfriend from NYC to an upstate farm. Two stepsist...

  • Kayla Miller

    A realistic take on the changes and stress brought about by divorce and a big move. The illustrations are amazing and the characters were engaging. There is one issue I really hope will be handled in ...

  • Sara Grochowski

    I really, really loved a lot about this book, especially the depiction of life as a farm kid and navigating relationships with (step)siblings. That said, the stepfather character felt really unhealthy...

  • Rod Brown

    Lucy Knisley takes a swerve from her usual memoirs for grown-ups into Raina Telgemeier juvenile territory with this fictionalized account of her childhood. Jen's mom has divorced her father and dragge...

  • Jennie

    I enjoy Lucy Knisley's graphic novels and this one was very good. Walter was an annoying man and hopefully he will come around and treat Jen decently. The little girls got along fine and enjoyed the f...

  • Carmen Sandiego (P.S. still ~I??Cats~)

    I honestly didn’t really like the book. The beginning was slow, same with the middle and throughout the whole story. I disliked the pictures too. But I gave a 2 stars because I think the book was ki...

  • Darla

    City girl gets stuck on a farm taking care of chickens and then the boyfriend's daughters show up! This was an entertaining read with bright and engaging illustrations. We got glimpses of Jen's sketch...

  • Andrea (EvergreensAndBookishThings)

    Oh, I am SO HAPPY that Lucy Knisley is doing middle grade fiction with her amazing drawing and storytelling.In Stepping Stones, Jen’s coming of age story is told in the aftermath of her parents divo...

  • Lisa Marie

    Walter was impossible. It was too hard for me to see Jen (who is actually the author, Lucy) treated the way she was. My heart hurts for her....